written by Joyce Carol Thomas, illustrated by Pamela Johnson

Board Book:
Jump at the Sun, 2001
ISBN 0-7868-0750-4

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"Through the warm moments of summer, the vibrant days of fall, the chilly weeks of winter, and the cheerful months of springyou are my joy!"

School Library Journal:

In this simple yet elegant board book, an African-American woman celebrates her love for her child throughout the seasons. "You are my joy/Lulled by the sound of/Icicle chimes/And water rhymes/Tap-dancing on sidewalks." Johnson's dreamy watercolors, rich with natural details and a cozy home, are a perfect complement to Thomas's lyrical text. A joyful addition to feel-good collections.

Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT

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